Today we’re excited to announce the launch of the new Copious iPhone app.
At the same time, we’re shutting down the Copious.com social marketplace. You can no longer place orders, but your dashboard data will be available for the next two weeks.
What’s the new Copious app?
Almost everyone has stuff in their closet, house, or apartment that they no longer want or need, but still has value. The Copious app makes it really easy to quickly take a picture of those items, and share them with the friends who might be interested in taking them off your hands. To download it, check us out in the app store here.
How is that different from Copious.com?
Two things make the new Copious app different from Copious.com.
1) There’s no public marketplace. Every activity happens between friends (people who are already in your phone’s contact list).
2) We’re not supporting payments in this version. We think friends want to give things to friends, without the pressure of charging them. That said, individuals can always indicate that they’d like to be paid for anything they post, and settle that between friends.
Why are you shutting down Copious.com?
Over the past 2 years we’ve built a vibrant buyer + seller community, seen tens of thousands of successful orders, and worked with amazing people. We know people have things they’d like to get rid of, but often they don’t feel it’s worth the time or effort to sell those things. We think sharing with friends is a better way to do that.
We plan on continuing to release apps (not all called Copious!) over the next few months. We’re excited to show you everything we’re working on, and think you’ll like what we’re building, too. For questions or comments, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re sorry to shut down Copious.com, but hope you’ll join us on the Copious iPhone app. There are great things ahead.
The Team at Utah Street Labs